Are These The 6 Best Stocks In The Dow Jones Industrial Average? – Part 3 Of 5

Introduction In Part 1 and Part 2  of this series I covered 12 of the 30 Dow Jones Industrial Average stocks that I considered the most expensive of the index.  With this part 3 I will be looking at 6 additional Dow stocks that for the most part I would consider fully valued to only Read more about Are These The 6 Best Stocks In The Dow Jones Industrial Average? – Part 3 Of 5[…]

6 More Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 2 of 5

Introduction In part 1 of this five-part series, I covered what I considered the 6 most expensive stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average Index of 30 stocks.  With this part 2, I’m going to cover 6 additional Dow stocks that I consider overvalued currently.  So far, these two articles represent approximately 40% of the Read more about 6 More Expensive Stocks in the Dow Jones Industrial Average: Part 2 of 5[…]

What Could I Realistically Make If I Invested in Apple Today?

Introduction Just as it always does, Apple’s (AAPL) Keynote event generated quite a buzz.  In addition to announcing several new products and upgrades, this year’s event inaugurated the Steve Jobs Theater at Apple Park.  And as usual, reactions to the presentation have been quite strong.  Perhaps more than any other company, Apple has both zealous Read more about What Could I Realistically Make If I Invested in Apple Today?[…]

My Visa Long is Getting Long in the Tooth

Introduction Over my lifetime I have invested in many different things.  In the process of doing that, I have learned that there are really only two types of investors.  As an investor, you are either active or passive.  Being active implies directly managing or being in control of your investment.  In contrast, as a passive Read more about My Visa Long is Getting Long in the Tooth[…]

Choosy Investors Choose J.M. Smucker and The Dividend Adds Value

Introduction The J.M. Smucker Company (SJM) is a “Dividend Contender” that has increased its dividend for 20 consecutive years.  After being overvalued for most of fiscal year 2017 (fiscal year ends in April) the company has since fallen into attractive valuation territory.  As a result, the company is available at a low P/E ratio relative Read more about Choosy Investors Choose J.M. Smucker and The Dividend Adds Value[…]

Nvidia: Forecast Profits and/or Cash Flow Not Prices!

Introduction This will be the first in a series of articles where I will cover popular and/or high profile stocks.  The primary objective of this series will be to put a spotlight on the importance of forecasting future growth prior to making an investment decision.  The central idea is to determine whether or not a Read more about Nvidia: Forecast Profits and/or Cash Flow Not Prices![…]

Could This Be Why Warren Buffett Sold General Electric Bought Synchrony?

Introduction Warren Buffett has long been considered the consummate value investor.  His penchant for value investing is generally attributed to his relationship with the renowned father of value investing Ben Graham.  However, what is often overlooked is the influence that partner Charlie Munger brought to Warren Buffett’s investing philosophy.  Warren attributes Charlie to introducing him Read more about Could This Be Why Warren Buffett Sold General Electric Bought Synchrony?[…]

Lowe’s Companies Inc.: Attractively Valued Dividend Aristocrat for Total Return

Introduction Much of my dividend growth investing is currently focused on looking for high quality dividend growth stocks that are yielding 3% or better.  The reason is quite simple.  I am managing dividend growth portfolios for clients that are retired and require at least a yield of 3% or better in order to live on.  Read more about Lowe’s Companies Inc.: Attractively Valued Dividend Aristocrat for Total Return[…]

This Is Not Your Grandfather’s AT&T

Introduction I have had several readers request that I do an article on AT&T (T).  Since the company has just reported earnings, which have thus far received a strong and positive reaction from Wall Street, I thought now would be a good time. Following their earnings report, an article published on July 25, 2017 at Read more about This Is Not Your Grandfather’s AT&T[…]